Hiking Help

5 Hikes That Don't Require Four-Wheel Drive or Chains

Don't get stuck. Hike safely by heading to an island, the Olympic Peninsula, or the Columbia River.

01/06/2017 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: January

Break in the New Year with mountain movies, drinks, and chocolate that benefits Mother Nature.

01/06/2017 By Jack Russillo

Light Shows

Where to Road Trip for New Year's Eve Fireworks

Hail the end of 2016 the way it should be done: with illuminated potatoes.

12/22/2016 By Jack Russillo

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

How to Make A Hawaiian Mai Tai—From an Expert

A Hawaiian bartender breaks down the classic tropical drink.

12/20/2016 By Ethan Chung

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

The Seattleite’s Guide to Kauai

What to do on the outdoorsy, green, out-of-the-way island

12/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

Where to Find Aloha in Seattle

Get the Hawaiian spirit without boarding a flight.

12/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

The Seattleite’s Guide to the Big Island

What to do on the epic, volcanic, bigger-than-you-thought island.

12/20/2016 By Ethan Chung

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

The Poke Phenomenon

Seattle is crazy for the fish dish, but one version is best.

12/20/2016 By Ethan Chung

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

Hawaiian Language 101

The lingo, the language, and the pidgin dialect.

12/20/2016 By Ethan Chung

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

The Seattleite’s Guide to Maui

What to do on the sandy, relaxing, legendary island.

12/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

Where to Buy Hawaiian-Made Leis Right Here in Seattle

Plus seven things you probably didn’t know about floral neckwear.

12/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

The Seattleite’s Guide to Oahu

What to do on the urban, surf-crazy, history-up-close island.

12/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Ultimate Hawaii Guide

The Push and Pull of Paradise

A Seattleite contemplates growing up in Hawaii and leaving it all behind.

12/20/2016 By Ethan Chung

Getaway Guide

The Seattleite’s Ultimate Guide to Hawaii

Come explore Hawaii’s four main islands with us, each with its own distinct vibe, perfect for Pacific Northwesterners.

12/19/2016 By Allison Williams and Ethan Chung

Explainer

You Can Cut Down a Christmas Tree in the Wild

Learn what it takes to cut your own wild tree (or where to get it the easy way).

12/12/2016 By Jack Russillo

Outdoor Tech

Should Mount Rainier Have Cell Service?

Sure, they paved Paradise and put up a parking lot. But wireless too?

12/05/2016 By Jack Russillo

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: December

Party through the season with a music festival, a Lego-building contest, or the world's biggest light maze.

12/02/2016 By Jack Russillo

New and Notable

Pacific Northwest Ski Report: What's New, What's Open

Check the opening status for seven resorts in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.

11/22/2016 By Jack Russillo

Weekend Pass

Backcountry Skiing in the Cascades

With a La Niña year on the horizon, experts are forecasting a winter of epic snowfall. Backcountry skiing takes you to that powder—but pristine slopes come with a price.

11/21/2016 By Allison Williams

Feature

Quiet: A Soldier’s Fight for the Most Silent Place in America

The military’s plan to send newer, more disruptive jet planes over the Hoh and Quinault rain forest region has unraveled not only townspeople throughout the Olympic Peninsula, but the veterans who thought they’d found a refuge.

11/16/2016 By Madeline Ostrander